Vital Football

Latest Exeter City News

Grimes Loving Life At The Minute

Grimes Loving Life At The Minute

Matt Grimes has said he's loving life at Exeter at the moment given that he's our youngest in the squad with a number, but he's more than earnt that.

With financial constraints again playing their part in manager Paul Tisdale's summer dealings and 'squad' selection for the coming season, he made no secret of the fact that with so many experienced players moving on, he would have to use, rely on and in some ways demand that our youngsters stepped up to the plate, and he's clearly been pleased with what he's seen from Grimes.

And clearly Grimes is happy with his own progress as this time last season he was in front of a dozen people - mostly club staff - turning out for our U18 side, but this campaign he's already made nine appearances in all competitions and is a genuine contender for the first team owing to how he's stepped up to the plate and performed. For the club, the joy is that he's only 18 years old, and irrespective of the promise he's shown so far, as long as he keeps his head down he can only become more useful on the pitch, develop further and grow with more experience.

Speaking to the Official Site about his progress Grimes admitted that the belief Tisdale has in him is fantastic for his own confidence and even though he harboured hope of debuting this year and getting a few appearances to help bring him on, being this involved and on the verge of his tenth game already (five of which have been starts) is well beyond his expectations.

'At the start of the season I really didn't expect to be doing as well as I am now and I didn't expect to have played anywhere near as many games as I have so far. I was targeting five appearances to bring myself into it and get a feel, but with the way it has gone, I really couldn't be happier.'

Grimes goes on to say that players can work their socks off in training but it doesn't always transpire that a manager will put faith in them that quickly so he does count himself lucky, and his advice to fellow youngsters at the club is just keep plugging away because clearly when the gaffer sees something in them he's not afraid to give them the opportunity to swim.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday November 15 2013
Time: 9:57PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Exeter City Articles

Officials - Crawley v Exeter (21/11/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Crawley Town and Exeter City this Tuesday.

Stats: Chesterfield v Exeter City

All the stats from Chesterfield (1) vs (0) Exeter City, Proact Stadium, 18/11/17 Att: 5,195

BBC Report - League 2 Details For 2017

The BBC's Price of Football annual survey was released late last night, and their investigation shows that the price of League Two football has risen on average compared to 2016/17.

New Sky Bet Deal For The EFL

It was confirmed earlier today that the EFL had signed a new and improved sponsorship deal with Sky Bet.

Archived Vital Grecians Articles

Vital Grecians articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Grecians
Write For Vital Grecians
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Cambridge v Exeter
Suggested By:
Exeter win60%
Cambridge win28%
Draw12%
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Exeter City Results (view all)

Exeter City Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football